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Maintaining Motivation for Collegiate Basketball Players

January 1, 2015

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Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are three keys to promoting a more intrinsically motivated athlete. These components can be combined in nearly limitless ways, which is especially important for the long basketball season.

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Building a Balanced and Symmetrical Physique – Is Regional Hypertrophy Possible?

June 3, 2022

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This article provides a brief overview of literature where regional hypertrophy was reported. It also discusses the basic science and application of regional hypertrophy training.

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Novel Integration of Organic Non-Commissioned Officer Extenders within the Holistic Health and Fitness Lite Program

August 27, 2021

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This article assessed the effectiveness of the Holistic Health and Fitness Lite (H2FL) pilot that integrates strength and conditioning coaches, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and cognitive performance specialists into conventional units to provide holistic care for soldiers.

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Implementing a Time-Efficient Occupational Training Program for Law Enforcement Personnel

March 31, 2023

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This article discusses the findings of a recent study on the effectiveness of a time-efficient occupationally-specific training program to improve performance in qualities related to physically demanding tactical tasks in law enforcement officers.

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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Performance Motivation: Turning Athletes’ Attitudes from “Have to” into “Want to”

August 5, 2022

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This article aims to share practical application strategies that strength and conditioning coaches can use in fostering a positive change in their athlete’s performance by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic performance motivation and how to adopt an autonomy-supportive coaching style.

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Lower-Body Power Development for Collegiate Female Soccer Players

September 4, 2020

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This article discusses the influence of lower-body power on soccer performance in collegiate female soccer players. It also covers testing for muscular power qualities, different training modalities to use, and sample training programs as examples.

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Strongman Training

April 2, 2021

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This excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 4th Edition gives a quick glimpse into some of the implements used in strongman training.

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Is the Log Press a Viable Alternative to the Clean and Jerk? An Analysis and Thoughts on Available Literature

February 18, 2022

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This article presents evidence why the log press may be a viable alternative exercise for the clean and jerk for some populations.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 117: Dr. John McMahon

February 11, 2022

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Take a deep dive into force plate research and trends with “Force Plate Coach”, Dr. John McMahon from the University of Salford in England. In this episode, John discusses his path from Royal Marine Commando into strength and conditioning and biomechanics teaching and research. Listen in as John connects with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, on the past, present, and future of force plates in sport and the ways we can improve our testing and evaluation of athletes. This episode mentions the following paper from NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal: McMahon, JJ, Suchomel, TJ; Lake, JP, and Comfort, P. Understanding the Key Phases of the Countermovement Jump Force-Time Curve, Strength and Conditioning Journal 40(4): 96-106, 2018 Find John on Instagram: @forceplatecoach, on Twitter: @ForcePlateCoach, and on YouTube: @ForcePlateCoach| Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Considering the Culture within the Training Facility

June 1, 2017

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This article explores what a facility-level culture may look like, identifies some of the expected benefits of purposely developing that culture, and discusses some misalignment between what coaches say they want the culture to feel like and the message the athletes are likely to receive.

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